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I have a medical diagnosis but cannot get a response. What

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I have a medical diagnosis but cannot get a response. What does this mean?
Findings:
Moderate joint effusion. There is also mild diffuse subcutaneous edema.
Chondromalacia patella at the superior apex with some mild full thickness cartilage loss and subchondral edema.
Complex tearing body and posterior horn of the medialmeniscus including a radial tear.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

What is your age and gender?

Was there an acute injury?

What are the treatment done?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

It seems that you are offline. So I am writing you the answer. Once you come online, you may consider asking follow up questions, if any.

Usually with your findings, an arthroscopic surgery (key hole surgery or minimal access surgery) would be required for the repair. This is followed by the physical therapy and deep electrotherapy.

Following would help you, meanwhile;

1) Physical therapy; this is the mainstay of the management of the osteoarthritis. Stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, mild weight bearing exercises, swimming on the week-ends etc would be helpful.

2) Deep electrotherapy; this entails going to physical therapy center and take care of specific issues which are more painful.

3) Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements

4) Diacerin too can be tried which suppose to regenerate the cartilage.

5) Local analgesic sprays

6) Acupuncture

7) Capsaicin (Zostrix, ArthriCare) is an irritant derived from chili peppers that provide relief by depleting a chemical that transmits pain from nerve endings. Various strengths are available without prescription. (It causes a burning sensation thus one has to be careful while applying and should wear a disposable plastic glove).

8) Acupuncture; most popular forms of alternative or complementary medicine, particularly for pain relief.

9) Analgesic patches too are available for the pain relief.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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